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Thread #73634   Message #3604199
Posted By: MartinRyan
23-Feb-14 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Waxies Dargle
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Waxies Dargle
This thread seems a bit confused - several conflated?

Anyway, in my head, the first verse has always been:

Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan,
"Will you come to the Waxies Dargle?"
Says your aul' wan to my aul' wan,
"Sure I haven't got a fardel.
I've been down to Monto town
To see young Kit McArdle,
But he wouldn't give me half a crown
To go to the Waxies Dargle."

A "fardel" is a small bundle - so, effectively, supplies for the outing! It keeps the rhyme with McArdle, of course.

Now all I have to do is remember where the hell I might have heard that word. Frank Harte?